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A Hole in One for Kids

This spring, The Els Center of Excellence will conclude its first school year. But for the students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) educated there, the $35-million facility is a year-round…
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Pa. Assocation Prepares for 40th Roadeo with New Logo

School bus drivers from across Pennsylvania are competing regionally this spring for a chance to move on to the state's 40th Annual School Bus Driver Safety Competition scheduled for June…
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Leonard Bus Sales Wins Third-Straight DOY from Trans Tech

Trans Tech has awarded Leonard Bus Sales as the company’s 2015 Dealer of the Year Award. Winners of the award are judged on exceptional dealer performance in several key areas…
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Update: Driver Arrested in Death of Student on School Bus

School bus driver Armando Ramirez was charged with one felony count of dependent adult abuse resulting in death after an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Paul Lee, a…
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Survey: NY Illegal School Bus Passings Require Legislation

While the number of motorists who illegally pass school buses fell this month, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation said immediate action is needed by parents, community leaders and…
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EPA: Clean Diesel Grants Net $12.6B in Health Benefits

A new report from the U.S. EPA claims that $520 million in grant funds awarded from 2009 throught 2013 has helped to reduce 1,700 premature deaths and $11 billion in…
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First Student Supports Flint Community During Water Crisis

Employees of First Student locations in Michigan have been working to collect, deliver and distribute water bottles to residents of the city of Flint. The city’s water supply is contaminated…
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Illinois Legislation Aims to Increase On-Time School Buses

A bill introduced last month in the Illinois General Assembly would create a five-year pilot program to test if opening up shoulder lanes on state highways would increase school bus…
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Seating Is Believing

While the yellow bus is the safest way for students to get to school, students with disabilities may in some cases require additional support to ensure their full safety, such…
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'Bodies Were Ricocheting' During Indiana School Bus Crash

A horrific rollover of a school bus transporting high school basketball players to a playoff game miraculously resulted in no life-threatening injuries but the incident provided the most recent sparks…
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TSD: Necessity of Direct Interactions, Broad Compassion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Collaboration, training and dignity are themes that dominated the discussions during this year's  25th Annual TSD Conference's training sessions on transporting students with disabilities and preschoolers.
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Defusing Violence in Students Requires Empathy, Consistency

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A session at the TSD Conference explored how young children exposed to violence at home can act out on school buses, and how student transporters can recognize…
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Bluth Closes TSD Career with Lessons Learned

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TSD Conference attendees heard from transportation compliance expert Dr. Linda F. Bluth for a final time, as she discussed the topic of Individual Education Programs, or IEPs,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:16

Communication, Innovation Needed for Specialized Transport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Student transporters need to not only think outside the box but do so smartly by communicating with school staff, parents and students when determining and executing specialized…
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